As defined by A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic (Geir Zoëga):
hjón Old Icelandic word can mean:
- 1) one of the household (griðkona var hit þriðja h.);
- 2) pl. married couple, man and wife (Höskuldr bað hana vinna þeim hjónum);
- 3) domestic, servant (ef þú sýnir skilríki, at hann sé þitt h. = þinn vinnumaðr); rézt hann þar at hjóni, he took service there.
Possible runic inscription in Younger Futhark:ᚼᛁᚢᚾ
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